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  • Use these characteristics to label the sentences below as simple/complex/compound. Supply a motivation for your choice in each case.
Her eyes were shining brilliantly as an idea flashed into her mind.
It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her.
I will make him think that I am still pretty.

Activity 3:


[lo 1.2, 4.4, 5.5]

In the story THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT, Della had a problem. She thought long and hard about her problem and came up with a solution.

  • Do you have a problem in your life? If so, write it down on a scrap piece of paper. If you are lucky enough to have no problems, or if your problem is too confidential, imagine a problem and write it down. Exchange your problem with a classmate and let him/her help you with this problem by following these steps:

Make sure you understand exactly what the problem is. If you do not, ask your friends some questions until you are sure about this.

Brainstorm a number of solutions to this problem. Remember at this stage you do not need to even stop to think about whether they will work or not.

Select at least three possible solutions to the problem. Prioritise these solutions numbering them 1 - 3. The solution you think will work best will be No. 1, etc.

Now discuss each of your choices in turn with your partner and reflect on these and see whether they are feasible (could possibly work). Let your partner decide which would be the best option for him / her.

CHECKLIST yes partly no
I understand clearly what the problem entails.
I brainstorm ideas in order to have several solutions from which to choose.
I look for things I can improve.
I am willing to try new things and make changes to my original plan after reflection.
I ask questions when I do not understand.
I listen to educator’s/ peer’s suggestions for improvement.
I am prepared to try another solution if my first choice does not work.


Learning outcomes(LOs)

LO 1 Listening

The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.

We know this when the learner:

1.2 listens actively and carefully for specific information and main ideas, and responds appropriately.,

LO 4 Writing

The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes

We know this when the learner:

uses the writing process independently and with ease to generate complex texts.

LO 5 Thinking and Reasoning

The learner will be able to use language to think and reason, as well as to access, process and use information for learning

We know this when the learner:

5.5 uses language to reflect:

LO 6

language structure and use

The learner will know and be able to use the sounds, words and grammar of the language to create and interpret texts

We know this when the learner:

6.2 works with sentences:

6.5 develops critical awareness.



Diction: Help pupils to identify verbs and adverbs from the text. Do other exercises.

Imagery: Re-use similes and metaphors with the learners


Go over statements, questions, exclamations and commands with them.

Her eyes were shining brilliantly as an idea flashed into her mind. Compound
It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her. Complex
I will make him think that I am still pretty. Compound
Jim seemed to quickly wake out of his trance. Simple
An ecstatic scream of joy was followed by hysterical tears. Simple


Encourage learners to take these problems seriously, to be sympathetic and compassionate towards others and to be positive at all times.

The questions, the rubric (at the end of the module) and the checklist will serve as a guide for the learners and assist you in evaluating their effectiveness in solving problems.

Questions & Answers

can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
im all ears I need to learn
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
im not good at math so would this help me
Rachael Reply
I'm not good at math so would you help me
what is the problem that i will help you to self with?
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
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